|Died||April 25, 2019|
|Field||Macroeconomics, Financial economics|
|Alma mater||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Rudiger W. Dornbusch|
Alberto Giovannini (1955 - 25 April 2019) was an Italian Macroeconomist and Financial Economist. His career spanned roles in academia, public and private organizations, and his contributions to monetary policy and financial market infrastructure in the European Union (EU) were particularly notable. He died on 25 April 2019.
Giovannini taught finance and economics at Columbia Business School, and was also a fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). In 1995 he joined Long-Term Capital Management as senior advisor and strategist. He served as Programme Director at CEPR. One of the earliest CEPR Research Fellow appointees, he authored 17 CEPR Discussion Papers in the period 1986-2010, on various topics in international macroeconomics and financial markets. He also collaborated on 6 CEPR Reports in the period 1989-2009. The reports reflected on monetary policies, and were influential, particularly the ones on the financial integration of and the monetary policy directions in Europe.
Giovannini was called in 1993 to head the International Debt Office at the Italian Treasury by Mario Draghi who was then general director of the Treasury. He was instrumental in Italy's return to the international issuers' market with a successful debt issue. He served as Chair of the Group on Cross-border Clearing and Settlement Arrangements in the EU, formed in 1996 by the European Commission. He was also a Member of the Advisory Scientific Committee for the European Systemic Risk Board when it was created in 2011.
Giovannini has also advised the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, besides being a member of a number of company boards, including the Italian energy company ENEL and the European bond trading platform MTS. He was an Independent Director of the Board of Salini Impregilo from 2012 until 2015 when he was appointed Chairman of the Board.